Category: Minimalism

Minimalism means different things to different people. To some it’s the desire to reduce one’s possessions to the lowest level. To others, it’s a search for peace and calm amid our chaotic lives. Whatever the reason, minimalism involves clearing material, emotional or mental clutter from our lives in order to live more intentionally. Many pursuers of minimalism seek greater freedom and less stress in their lives.

Bearable Lightness

Bearable Lightness

I just finished reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, and WOW! There was so much in those pages I could relate to. The book is mostly about relationships and the accompanying burdens. The people in the story who got out of serous relationships experienced the greatest feeling of lightness. They no longer felt they …

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The stress of modern life

The stress of modern life

How I got gastritis is no mystery. I’ve been a chronic headache suffering my whole life, and they’ve gotten worse since I turned 40. In fact, 2015 was the worst year on record for my headaches. In September of last year, I had 13 headaches days – almost half the month. These headaches don’t just …

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A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life

There are many different things that motivate people in their life. Whatever motivates you is what you will spend the most time and energy pursuing. Some people want to make money. Some people want to have a family. Some people want to advance in their career. Some people want to save money for retirement while foregoing …

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Minimalist problems

Minimalist problems

I simply adore being a minimalist, but it was scary at first for an “always prepared” person like myself to realize that I don’t need to keep a ton of things “just in case.” When’s the last time you used wax paper? Or 20 extra towels? Or that tube of some anti-fungal medication your doctor …

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My new solar phone charger

My new solar phone charger

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m a planner. One of the things I like to plan for is an emergency. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hardcore prepper who has a year’s worth of dehydrated food. But I do like to have in my possession the things I might need if …

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Examine Your Priorities

Examine Your Priorities

In a world that is busy, busy, busy, how often do we take time to examine our priorities? It’s easy to think that life is expensive these days, but what does that mean? I attend a regular networking event at which people present their innovative business ideas, and while I know many of these ideas …

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